The first West Chicago Mosquito Abatement District-wide spraying for mosquito control is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14th, weather permitting.
The following provides background information:
Between June 20 and 30, the extreme drought condition was improved by a series of rains that totaled over 5 inches. During this period, more rain fell in the Chicago area than in the months of April and May combined. However, because of the extreme moisture deficit, the National Weather Service stated the drought was improved, but not broken. The following chart depicts the year-to-date rainfall status at Chicago-O’Hare:
Operations Plan. Floodwater mosquito hatches will likely result in an increase in annoyance conditions in July. Accordingly, Clarke operations will focus on floodwater, as well as, permanent water larval development habitats for the control of Culex species. Truck ULV adulticide applications will be recommended to protect the public health, as warranted by surveillance data, especially as WNV+ mosquitoes are detected. Community-wide spraying for mosquito annoyance conditions will be warranted in July because of significant late June rainfalls.
Residents’ questions may be directed to the Mosquito Hotline (800) 942-2555 or email@example.com.